Admiralty, Directorate of Works, and Air Ministry, Directorate of Works and Buildings: Photographs
This collection began under the Director of Works at the Admiralty and continued under the Director of Works and Buildings at the Air Ministry. This series consists of a set of albums of photographs of various stages in the construction of airship sheds, with some photographs also of aeroplane hangers and seaplane bases.
Air Ministry, Directorate of Works and Buildings, 1918-1937
The Directorate of Works at the Admiralty was created in the 1880s to draw up plans for the construction of buildings required by the Royal Navy, including, after 1910, the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS). In 1918 the RNAS was merged in the Royal Air Force and responsibility for former Royal Naval Air Service establishments passed from the Admiralty to the Air Ministry. At the Air Ministry the construction and maintenance of Air Force buildings was the concern of the Directorate of Works and Buildings, which was renamed the Directorate of Works in 1937.
Found an error? Suggest a correction to help improve our descriptions.
Users have not yet tagged this record
Use the form below to include your knowledge of this record. If your description includes any citable references, please add these to the "Citable References?" field on the right, remebering to seperate each reference with a comma, for example (FO 176/1/1, FO 178/2/1, and so on...)
- AIR Records created or inherited by the Air Ministry, the Royal Air Force, and related bodies
- Records of the Air Members for Supply and Research
- AIR 59 Admiralty, Directorate of Works, and Air Ministry, Directorate of Works and Buildings:...